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Sisters Josie, left, and Amanda Thomas were dressed up last week for pre-Easter activities. Easter is Sunday.
Easter is Sunday, April 1, and several area churches and organizations are hosting Easter egg hunts in and near Ozark County. We’ve compiled some of the activities into this list. Friday, March 30Carl Wayne’s Bunny Trail on Ninth Street in Mountain Home, Arkansas, will host a Bunny Trail event from...
U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt was in Gainesville Tuesday to visit the new Missouri Ozarks Community Health building on Elm Street north of the Gainesville post office. The $1.2 million, 6,000-square-foot medical and dental facility was partially funded by a $900,000 Health Infrastructure Investment Program...
Good things came in threes this spring at Linda Dunsmuir’s Almosta Farm in Pontiac, where these triplet lambs were born March 2. Linda’s granddaughter, Nina Smith, gave the babies names with a theme: Antonio, Franny and Houston, after the far-away cities of San Antonio, San Francisco and Houston....

After recent surgeries to remove tumors from her brain and sacrum, Katelyn Brantingham’s road to recovery includes regular gym workouts.
Katelyn Brantingham’s lower back was hurting more than usual just before Thanksgiving last year. The pain had been there for almost as long as she could remember but was nothing serious, she said. Just a dull, nagging pain down near her tailbone that would get a little worse after a vigorous...
Michael Beda of Theodosia caught this 20-pound striped bass March 19 while fishing on the Theodosia arm of Bull Shoals Lake.
As it said it would do, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers installed this road barricade and sign Wednesday, March 14, at the Tecumseh access on Highway 160. The gate blocks motorized traffic from entering the access during a $1 million renovation to repair the roadway, parking lot and boat ramp...

David Bauer
Theodosia-area husband and wife defendants David Bauer, 55, and Tiffany Bauer, 33, were sentenced to the Missouri Department of Corrections at a hearing before Associate Judge Elizabeth Bock Monday in connection with a conviction of sexually abusing an 8-year-old girl. According to online court...

Ozark County Commissioners, from left, Gary Collins, John Turner and Greg Donley issued a proclamation Monday designating April as “Clean Up Trash” month. They hope the proclamation will encourage residents to organize efforts to pick up roadside trash that detracts from “our beautiful Ozark County.”
The Ozark County Sheriff’s Report for the past week (see page 7 of this week’s Times) includes more than a dozen calls for help due to out-of-control brush and grass fires around the county. The widespread fires and smoky skies had some residents wondering whether a county burn ban would be – or...

The Bakersfield school board voted last week to shift the school to a four-day week beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, which starts Aug. 14. Superintendent Amy Britt said the district estimates that the change may save as much as $70,000 in operating costs.
The Bakersfield school board voted Thursday, March 15, to shift the school district to a four-day week beginning with the 2018-2019 school year. The school week will be Tuesday-Friday beginning with the new school year, which is set to start Aug. 14. Superintendent Amy Britt said Monday the...

Easter egg hunts are scheduled around the area, and soon children will be scurrying over the springtime greenery in search of the colorful holiday treasures – as they did in 2012 when this photo was taken at the First Christian Church’s annual egg hunt.
Easter is Sunday, April 1, and several area churches and organizations are hosting Easter egg hunts in and near Ozark County. We’ve compiled some of the activities into this list. To have your  Easter event added to next week’s list, email jessi@ozarkcountytimes.com or call the Times office at...

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